Sam Hunt Quotes

  • I am from the country, and I grew up mostly influenced by country music.
  • People sniff out when you try to fake something or be something you are not.
  • I don't like the idea that in music, clothes, taste or anything, we are limited to a certain style, because we need to maintain an identity, maybe between some subculture group. Hopefully, all those walls break down, and music is just music.
  • I think of a song in terms of lyrics and stories, and that's what keeps it country for me.
  • I like disagreement because it forces both sides to question their own opinions and why they feel that way.
  • People throw things at me sometimes, at big festivals.
  • New experiences give you new perspectives on life.
  • I kept hearing all these rules: 'You can't say that in country music.' 'You can't use that kind of beat.' I became so frustrated. It may have slingshotted me, in a rebellious way, toward doing something different.
  • I love being outside, I do a lot of hunting.
  • A lot of the lessons that are taught in football will promote success in anything you get into after football; for me, it just happens to be music. Being disciplined. Good character. Trying to do the right thing, and working hard.
  • It's just really fulfilling to celebrate with a group of folks, a team, than it is personally.
  • Putting out music as it's made, versus holding it until an album's finished, allows me to be more timely and maintain balance.
  • It took me a couple years to get over the stereotype I was letting myself get caught up on, being a football player trying to start a career in music.
  • I have two or three guys that I'm really close to. We have a great friendship, and I think that helps our songwriting relationship. It's hard to start... with new people and cover the ground that I've covered with those guys.
  • Maybe one day music will just be music, and there won't be these categories; it'll just be different shades of music.
  • It's good to be proud of your heritage and your culture, but pride can be perverted.
  • I don't let many things that are superficial keep me in a box.
  • I wasn't intentionally trying to be different, but that was an element of what I naturally do that happened to be unique enough to spark a curiosity for people.
  • I wanted to be a bull rider when I grew up.
  • I am kind of the front man for a team of people behind the scenes who are working just as hard as me and are putting in just as much time to make this all happen. I'm not trying to be humble. I just want everyone to get credit where credit is due.
  • 'Make You Miss Me' is an important song to me. Having it go No. 1 as the fifth single off of my first record is the cherry on top of a chapter in my life I'll never forget.
  • I was really only around country music on the radio, and I think because I grew up so close to Atlanta, and R&B was such a big part of that culture, by proximity I think a lot of that music influenced me without knowing it.